Saturday, March 22, 2008

Robin on the Mend

We wanted to share this email from Robin Mishik-Jett:

hi -- just wanted to say a big thank you for the get well soon
mention in "The Inside Loop;" the lovely get well card from "The
Sunshine Committee" and emails and calls from Tom Byrnes and Gil
Torres following that cab hitting me in December.

My lower right quad/knee/upper right calf has improved but no running
yet as I go for arthroscopic shoulder surgery on Monday March 31st
for a torn rotator cuff and other injuries from the aforementioned
cab accident.

I feel that I am in very good hands with my surgeon, Dr. Drew Stein
from NYUHJD who is also a sports medicine specialist, so hopefully
I'll be out there running and biking by mid-May.

Looking forward to seeing you all out there on the park loop real soon!


Robin Mishik-Jett

Thursday, March 20, 2008

When in Rome...

Last year it was Tom Byrnes, Marilyn, Irene and I in Rome celebrating Easter Sunday at St. Peter's Square.
This year, it was Ralph Yozzo running the Rome marathon and cursing those "San Pietrinos" (cobblestones). Fortunately, Ralph had a week before Easter to get to the confessional and fess up that he ran without a number. Intending to be a spectator, he got at the back of the crowd, and ran along. Nobody pulled him out, and he just kept going...all the way to the end. He says his unofficial time was around 3:10. The official time will remain in the confessional.

Tuesday, March 11, 2008

Where the %$# is Tecolote Shores?

I don't know, but it must be fast. Geoff Vincent scorched through the Susan Krenn 15K in 1:13:37. He surprised himself at the Cherry Tree w/a 1:19:16, and now followed up w/ a 7:55 pace!
It's either doing loops pushing his son Michael in the stroller, or Tony's speed workouts that have Geoff on warp drive. Way to go, Geoff.

Colon Cancer Challenge 15K and 4M...and the Bronx Half

Our PPTC women's team comprised of Emily Sanderson, Mary Killeen, Rosemary Bezuidenhout, Carlyn Kolker and Jeanne Im took 3rd place in the NYRR Colon Cancer Challenge 4M on Sunday in Central Park.
Emily led the pack placing 2nd in her age group and 4th female overall. Anne Perzeszty also placed 2nd in her age group.

In the 15K, Chris O'Brien, who was first PPTC finisher at the Cherry Tree, duplicated his feat w/ a 1:05:15. Arthur Gonzalez ran an impressive 1:15:09, and PPTC founding member Jack Stetch took 3rd in 70-74.
Amy Duquette was first female PPTC finisher w/ a 1:15:31

A belated mention of Emily's performance at the Bronx Half,which netted her 4th in her age group, and Elba Rodriguez quietly posting another solid run, placing her 8th in the age group.

Sunday, March 2, 2008

What's in the bag?

Late Sunday morning Tyrone Sklaren was striding downhill in the park headed for the Park Circle exit. Wearing a water belt,and with his pace on automatic pilot,he was on the home stretch of a 20 miler that took him on Ocean Pkwy to Coney Island, and then to Bensonhurst, Bay Ridge, back to the park and home. Ostensibly braving the cold and sobering wind in preparation for the upcoming Boston Marathon, his true motivation was the cinnamon rolls he carried in a plastic bag tucked under his arm. He had been fantisizing about these treats, and the semolina bread from the Union St. market for hours. And now he was so close... Tyrone is one of PPTC's best kept secrets in spite of running a marathon PR of 3:43in Philly last year at AGE 60!!! He also placed in the top 10 in his age group in every half he ran. 2007 marked his second straight nomination for the Bob Muller Award. The plus side to his low profile is that he doesn't have to share those rolls.